Co-chair, Workforce Development Task Force Owner/Operator Bar-Mar Ranch
Mark Pringle recently served as the Vice President for Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub in North Carolina where he had business responsibility for Siemens’ Electrical Generator Manufacturing and Service activities in Charlotte as well as for the feeder plant in Fort Payne, Alabama. He is now owner/operator of the Bar-Mar Ranch.
Mark has more than 30 years’ experience in the Power Generation industry starting as a Product Design Engineer with Westinghouse and working in positions of increasing responsibility within Westinghouse and Siemens. This included his role in creating the Company’s Gas Turbine repair facility in Houston, Texas, and developing the Field Service capabilities for Gas Turbines in Houston.
Mark was responsible for leading the site through a transition to peak performing status, which paved the way for the decision to make the Charlotte facility the global 60Hz manufacturing and service hub for Siemens Energy.
The Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub is unique in that it produces all three main power producing products (Generators, Steam Turbines and Gas Turbines) used by central station power producers. The products range in size from 150 MW up to the largest nuclear sizes producing more than 1,600 MW.
Mark is a founding board member of E4 Carolinas, a not-for-profit corporation that convenes industry, research and educational institutions, innovators, economic development organizations, and public leaders to coordinate the energy cluster in the Carolinas. He is also a member of the Foundation Board for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) as well as an Advisory Board Member for the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the University Of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC).
Mark Pringle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife, Barb, have three children and reside in York, South Carolina.